Before the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones takes on Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 next weekend in the main event of UFC 172, relive Jones’ bout with Vitor Belfort, one that nearly marked the end of his title reign.
They met at UFC 152 at the Air Canada Centre from Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 22, 2012. Jones was nearly submitted in round 1 when Belfort locked in an armbar that hurt the arm of Jones. The champion persevered, though, and dominated Belfort for the remainder of the fight, until he submitted Belfort in the fourth round via Americana.
Jones will fight Teixeira on Saturday, April 26 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.